CNT-based functionalization of 9A tobermorite to optimize concrete flexural strength

Mauricio Garza-Castanon, Carlos Vela, Karla Serrano, Juan C. Tudon-Martinez

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Several experimental efforts related to the concrete improvement are focused to increase its flexural strength to complement the high compressive strength, which is usually developed by materials of this nature. The flexural strength or modulus of rupture of the concrete is important in civil engineering applications such as infrastructure projects, pavements and buildings. This work proposes an alternative to optimize concrete flexural strength through the functionalization of the 9 Angstrom (A) Tobermorite using Carbon Nanotubes (CNT). A complete ab-initio, 3D Atomistic Model of the 9 A Tobermorite is presented as the basis of the silicate cementitious hydrated products. In order to validate the model, some mechanical properties were computed using a Density Functional Theory (DFT) based program. Afterwards, a functionalization based on CNTs with different diameters was carried out to improve the flexural strength of the concrete.

Idioma originalEnglish
Título de la publicación alojadaEffect of SCM and Smart Additives on the Properties of Concrete Structures - 2015
EditoresJ. Ivan Escalante Garcia, Luis Emilio Rendon Diaz Miron, Dessi A. Koleva
EditorialMaterials Research Society
Número de páginas8
ISBN (versión digital)9781510826632
ISBN (versión impresa)9781510826632
EstadoPublished - ago 2016
EventoMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings -
Duración: 28 may 2013 → …

Serie de la publicación

NombreMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (versión impresa)0272-9172


ConferenceMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Período28/5/13 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ciencia de los Materiales General
  • Física de la materia condensada
  • Mecánica de materiales
  • Ingeniería mecánica


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